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Newport, NH

newport New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Newport Planning Department
Liz Emerson, Zoning Administrator
15 Sunapee Street, Municipal Building
Newport, NH 03773
Telephone (603) 863-8010
Fax (603) 863-8008
E-mail topaz@newportnh.gov
Web Site www.newportnh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 5 pm; Town Clerk: Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm; Planning, Zoning: Monday through Friday, 8 am - 3 pm

County Sullivan
Labor Market Area Newport, NH LMA
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
Planning Commission Upper Valley Lake Sunapee
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 8
State Representative Sullivan County Districts 6, 9

Incorporated: 1761
Villages and Place Names: Chandlers Mills, Guild, Kelleyville, North Newport, Chandler Station
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 780 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Newport totaled 459 over 49 years, from 5,899 in 1970 to 6,358 in 2019. The largest decennial percent change was a six percent increase between 1970 and 1980; population decreased by two percent between 1980 and 1990. The 2019 Census estimate for Newport was 6,358 residents, which ranked 55th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 146.1 persons per square mile of land area. Newport contains 43.5 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2019 $9,693,694
Budget: School Appropriations, 2018-2019 $18,963,855
Zoning Ordinance 1965/19
Master Plan 2013
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Appointed:Planning; Conservation; Library; Zoning; Heritage; Airport; Recreation
Public Library Richards Free

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Municipal
Emergency Medical Service Municipal
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Valley Regional, Claremont 11 miles 25
New London Hospital, New London 13 miles 25

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop.
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Newport Water Works
Sanitation Private septic & municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Consolidated Communications; Windstream
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2019 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $32.53
2019 Equalization Ratio 92.2
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $29.46
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings67.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings28.6%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other4.3%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 2,816
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,777
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 374
Five or More Units in Structure 324
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 341
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 6,358 43,146
2010 6,507 43,742
2000 6,276 40,560
1990 6,095 38,652
1980 6,229 36,063
1970 5,899 30,949
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   3,287 Female:   3,087
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 285
Age 5 to 19 1,118
Age 20 to 34 1,095
Age 35 to 54 1,765
Age 55 to 64 930
Age 65 and over 1,181
Median Age 44.1 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 87.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher 21.2%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $29,714
Median family income $61,071
Median household income $54,816
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $51,758
Female $45,768
Individuals below the poverty level 12.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 2,914 3,597
Employed 2,706 3,521
Unemployed 208 76
Unemployment Rate 7.1% 2.1%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 1,433 1,231
Average Weekly Wage $1,015 $1,178
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 1,503 1,640
Average Weekly Wage $589 $710
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 2,936 2,871
Average Weekly Wage $797 $911
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 419 459
Average Weekly Wage $680 $761
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 3,355 3,330
Average Weekly Wage $782 $890

If "n" appears, data does not meet disclosure standards.

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Newport operates grades K-12 SAU 43
Career Technology Center(s): Sugar River Valley RTC (Newport) Region: 10
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1 1 2
Grade Levels P K 1-5 6-8 9-12 P K 1-12
Total Enrollment 439 198 325 107
2020 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 8 Total Capacity: 259
Nearest Community/Technical College: River Valley
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Dartmouth; Colby-Sawyer

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Sturm Ruger & Co. Sporting firearms 1,250 1949
LaValley Building Supply Building components 97 1962
Bar Harbor Bank and Trust Banking services 110 1865
Hartford Eichenauer, Inc. Heating elements 45 1982
Latva Machine Co., Inc. Precision machine parts 50 1979
Newport Health Center Health care 54 1991
Carroll Concrete Concrete products 70 1973
Sugar River Bank Banking services 75 1895
Premier Precision/RDS Machine parts 64 2008
Shaw's Supermarket 58 1980

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 10, 11, 103
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exits 12A - 13
Distance 10 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation CTS
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Parlin Field, NewportRunway3,450 ft. asphalt
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 29 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 55 miles
Portland, ME 148 miles
Boston, MA 106 miles
New York City, NY 256 miles
Montreal, Quebec 211 miles

(ACS 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 81.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 12.2%
Public transportation 0.4%
Walked 2.6%
Other Means 3.5%
Worked at home 15.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 25.4 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 34.4%
Commuting to another NH community 50.1%
Commuting out-of-state 15.5%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
X Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourist Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
X Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Mount Sunapee, Okemo
Other: Covered Bridges; Lake Sunapee; Parlin Field Airport; Rails to Trails; Sugar River; Outdoor Ice Skating Rink; Team Pinnacle Events; Winter Carnival; Farmer's Market; Concerts on The Common; Library Arts Center Exhibits

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2021. Community Response Received 6/13/19

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